Book lovers grabbing bargains at Swindon Book Company Ltd, Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop, which is shutting its Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: SCMP / Nora TamBook lovers grabbing bargains at Swindon Book Company Ltd, Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop, which is shutting its Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: SCMP / Nora Tam
Book lovers grabbing bargains at Swindon Book Company Ltd, Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop, which is shutting its Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: SCMP / Nora Tam
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Epidemic the last straw for bookshop

  • Swindon Book Company Ltd has been part of Hong Kong’s history for more than a century, but the impact of Covid-19 on top of last year’s social unrest has forced the close of its Tsim Sha Tsui store

Book lovers grabbing bargains at Swindon Book Company Ltd, Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop, which is shutting its Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: SCMP / Nora TamBook lovers grabbing bargains at Swindon Book Company Ltd, Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop, which is shutting its Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: SCMP / Nora Tam
Book lovers grabbing bargains at Swindon Book Company Ltd, Hong Kong’s oldest bookshop, which is shutting its Lock Road outlet in Tsim Sha Tsui. Photo: SCMP / Nora Tam
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